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Clear Zones
Experts agree that auto accidents due to fixed immovable objects are a hazard that impacts all users of our state’s highways. The area surrounding the highway is also the government’s responsibility. This includes a “clear zone”. A “clear zone” is the…
Published Thursday, September 08, 2016

Two Cars Meet in an Unexpected Manner
Whenever there is an automobile accident at an uncontrolled intersection, one may ask “who is at fault?” this is a common occurrence for cars especially on small side streets in modern suburbia. An uncontrolled intersection is one where there are no…
Published Monday, September 19, 2016

Painkillers - Good vs. Bad
The invention of synthetic and natural pain medications within the past century has done wonders for those who suffer from chronic pain, victims of painful accidents, and those suffering from long term illness. Even so, many drugs used to treat pain…
Published Friday, June 03, 2016

Availability of First Party Coverage, namely Personal Injury Protection after a collision
First Party insurance is insurance purchased by the injured person or provided by the government or employer which provides insurance coverage that extends to the injured person because of his or her status at the time of the injury. The following is a…
Published Saturday, June 05, 2010

Negligence of Defendant Concurring with Other Causes
Negligence of Defendant Concurring with Other Causes WPI 15.04 states the following: “There may be more than one proximate cause of the same injury/event. If you find that the defendant was negligent in that such negligence was a proximate cause of…
Published Tuesday, January 03, 2017

False Assumption - 3. The property damage estimate is accurate because a professional adjuster looked at my car
The property damage estimate is accurate because a professional adjuster looked at my car. Property damage is the proof of two or more vehicles colliding. Having an accurate recording of the damage to the cars may have a bearing on how seriously the…
Published Saturday, July 21, 2007

Measure of Economic Damages - Elements of Past Damages
When a plaintiff is injured, most likely they will receive medical treatment. Medical expenses to be recovered must be proven to be reasonable and necessary and proximately caused by an event which resulted from the defendant’s negligent conduct. WPI…
Published Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Airbags: Do benefits outweigh the risks?
A recent study has exposed more problems with airbags and the damaging impact the explosion of an airbag can have on one’s hearing. The study, conducted by Auditory Physician, G. Richard Price has shown one could sustain significant hearing loss…
Published Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Chlorine Chemical leak due to worker error: Corporate blame game should not go unnoticed
According to Tacoma News Tribune, a worker at a Tacoma chemical plant released between 900 to almost 1300 pounds of chlorine gas into the air. This required emergency responders – firefighters – to cap the leak. The company blamed the worker…
Published Saturday, February 17, 2007

Family Car - Liability issues
Many parents ask me this question: “Am I responsible for any injuries which result from my son or daughter crashing the family car? This is a common question and often causes many gray hairs for parents. The answer is “yes” for most of…
Published Tuesday, October 06, 2009

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